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Hagar Qim Temples
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Owner description: OPENING HOURS: During Summer (1st April till 30th September) open Monday to Sunday from 08.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs). During winter (1st October till 31st March) open Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). The prehistoric site of Hagar Qim consists of a group of monumental megalithic buildings. These were built during the late Neolithic, around 5,000 years ago. The largest megalith used in any of the Maltese 'temples', measuring up to 6.4 metres, is located within this temple.Today these buildings are usually called "temples" however we know very little about what went on inside them. The nearest site to Hagar Qim is that of Mnajdra, which is about 500 metres downhill to the west. A fully accessible Visitor's Centre offers numerous attractions in itself, including an audio-visual hall and interactive displays that assist visitors in understanding the historical and archaeological background of the surrounding megalithic templesShelters, financed by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), have been built over the Hagar Qim Temples and the nearby Mnajdra Temples, to protect them from the elements and help preserve them for future generations.Malta's temples and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Reviewed December 9, 2013

As lovers of historic attractions this has to be near the top. The setting is wonderful and the protection over the main temple does not distract from what you are about to visit. The centre like most in Malta friendly and informative but the temples, well took my breath away and gave me goose bumps. Just thinking about the history and what these buildings were like and the people who built and occupied them, wow.

How did they build them 5000 years ago? We will never know but there are plenty of thoughts on how it was done. Spent quite some time here just thinking and taking plenty of photos.

A must visit.

Thank MrMcMrsA
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We did not go to either Hagar Qim or the close by Mnajdra temple on a tour, but got the bus from Valletta using the islands excellent bus service. Both temples are very interesting and the setting on the coast is quite stunning. One has to change bus to get there and back but with the information available it was quite easy to work out the timings. The journeys there and back, we went back a different way, were also part of an excellent day out.

Both temples are protected against the elements but we did not find that this distracted from either the location or wondering around them.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

A very interesting place to visit full of mystery and intrigue interesting to see how the buildings have been built and lasted though the decades.
There are two temples to see down here, both included in the price.

Thank Emily F
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

We saw this on the Hagar Qim Temple, Limestone Heritage and local market tour. Our guide,
Dane, was excellent and we enjoyed the whole day. The stones at the temple were massive and our guide gave us a lot of information about the site. I am so glad that we went on this tour.

Thank abigailNJ
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We took a personal guided tour of some of the key sites in Malta which included the Hagar Qim & the Mnajdra Temple ruins. There were fascinating ruins that, similar to several other ancient temples & ruins,defy how the neolithic peoples could move such massive carved rocks. Both of the ruins are relatively close to each other with Mnajdra being a straight, but somewhat steep walk from Hagar Qim. Make sure you bring walking shoes & water. The temples have some unique carvings in them. Mnajdra is close the coastline & overlooks an island that seems to be floating in the Mediterannean. You also see one the watch towers the knights built to warn the island of Ottomna Turk invaders.

Thank RonDog82
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